Fire Department


Thank you for visiting the City of Tonganoxie Fire Department webpage.

The staff is made up of 7 full-time firefighters, 10 part-time, and 13 volunteer firefighters.  Full-time staff work on the 24/48 schedule with two members per shift.  All members are credentialed EMTs.

Responses are provided from a newly expanded station.

Our mission is simple: the Tonganoxie Fire Department will respond and provide services in a competent, respectful, compassionate, and professional manner.

Together, we make the City of Tonganoxie a safer place to be.

Fire TruckAbout the Fire Department

Current personnel include a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Captains, Lieutenants, and Firefighters. TFD is a combination department.  The certification requirements are the same whether a firefighter is full-time or volunteer. Two full-time firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day on a rotating schedule with volunteers and part-time firefighters staffing additional shifts as needed. In addition to the staff at the station, volunteers respond from their homes to provide additional resources or to cover the station depending on the call for service. The department currently operates one Engine, one Engine/Tanker, one Quint, a brush truck, and a command vehicle all of which are housed in a 5,000 square foot five bay station located in the heart of downtown. The city currently has mutual aid agreements with nine nearby city and township fire departments to share resources and equipment when needed.

What is the department's ISO rating?
Class 3 Rating

Services offered

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Special Rescue (Rope, Water, Trench, etc.)
  • Public Educations
  • Building Inspections

Mission Statement

The Tonganoxie Fire Department will be prepared to respond and provide services in a respectful, compassionate and professional manner.


Read about the proud history of the fire department.


Find out more about the EMS Department.

Public Relations Request

If you would like the Fire Department to attend your event, please complete the form.

Burn Permit

Please complete the Leavenworth County form if you would like to request a burn permit.

City Employment Application

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Tonganoxie City Fire Department, please complete the above City Employment Application.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Chief John Zimbelman Chief